Our donor, Dennis, worked most of his career in international banking for Chase Manhattan Bank. He lived all around the world, from Bulgaria to Hong Kong, spending almost a lifetime on planes – a good part of his life without a dog. As he looked forward to retirement, adopting a dog was what he dreamed of most.
When he finally did retire in Corrales, NM, he found that dog, even before his house was finished. First came a beautiful little puppy named Chaco, followed shortly by Spook. They were the joys of his very successful life.
When Dennis died in March 2015, he spent his final days at home barely able to communicate but fully able to show affection to his dog, Boomer. Dogs were very much a part of his life; indeed when he married, his dog served as a groomsman.